I was editing a book of stitch patterns for a friend, and she lent me a number of Japanese stitch pattern books to look through. When I came across the cable and eyelet pattern used here, I knew I had to design a sweater around it. It's really a pretty simple cable pattern, and the results are lovely!
30 sts and 31 rows = 4" (10 cm), before blocking
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.